I have 2 Sata Drives. I Installed Windows XP on my C drive and as far as I know all my WIndows files are on C drive BUT once before a long time ago I formatted my D drive and Windows wouldn't boot.
Now I have bought an external hard drive and moved all my data from D drive to this external drive. Yet D drive still shows 1 and a half GB of the drive as missing. When I open the folder it's empty and when I allow 'hidden files' it still shows nothing. So i went into programs like Diskeeper and found that there is a pagefile.sys. boot.ini, NTDETECT.COM and ntldr. the Path says :
(RECYCLER) (System Volume Information) -
this is the information I could find in Diskeeper when I looked at the 'exclude files' option there. So there is information of 1 1/2 GB on the my D drive. Can I format the drive as I want a clean hard drive or do I need it for booting into Windows?